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first_img22/10/2004. View from hot air balloon flying over Brisbane’s suburbs – aerials.QUEENSLAND has seen a surge in expectation of capital growth coming out of houses, a sentiment survey involving one of the Big Four banks has found.The latest ANZ/Property Council Confidence Index found a six point rise in Queensland to 134 overall, but houses saw a 10 point jump.The quarterly results saw both residential and commercial property recover to healthy levels of expected growth, with house capital growth expectations up 10 points to 12, recovering from a recent dip. The rise came despite negative results for state government performance (-13) and debt finance availability (-10).More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoQueensland still lags NSW and Victoria which set a blistering pace the past few years. Picture: Marc Robertson.It was the fourth consecutive quarter of rises, according to the quarterly survey, though Victoria (145) and NSW (147) were still seeing higher confidence levels.Property Council Queensland executive director Chris Mountford said despite the positive results, Queensland could not afford to rest on its laurels.“The results show a sunny outlook for Queensland, but an increasing amount of daylight evident between us and the other major states. As we head into a state election, it is critical that Queensland policymakers embrace policies which will unlock growth, create jobs and build confidence. “A greater level of infrastructure investment is key to supercharging our recent confidence boosts.”last_img read more


first_imgJames Louis “Jim” Allen 73, of Aurora, passed away Monday January 20, 2020 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Jim was born May 13, 1946 in Milan, IN, son of the late Herman Charles Allen and Ethel Marie (Hinman) AllenHe served his country as a member of the United States Army. Jim attained the rank of Sergeant, at the grade of E-5.Jim worked as a laborer for Seagram’s Distillery, retiring after over 36 years of service.He was a member of American Legion in Batesville, and also of the National Rifle Association.Jim enjoyed shooting with his sons at the shooting range. In his younger years, he enjoyed deer hunting. Jim was a fan of motorsports, and liked to watch Indy car, and NASCAR races. He loved to go to drag races in Indianapolis with his family. Jim also liked to ride 4-wheelers, and his Harley Davidson. Jim loved God. He also loved his harlequin/merle Great Dane, Smokey. Most of all, Jim loved his time with friends and family.James is survived by his loving spouse of 42 years Martha Allen (Melton); sons, Lance (Jenni) Allen of Aurora, IN, Joshua (Kay) Allen of Dillsboro, IN; Brother, John (Sharon) Allen of Linton, IN; Three grandchildren, Justin Allen, Haiden Dishon, and Amelia Allen.He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Robin Allen.Contributions may be made to the family. Please call the funeral home office at 812-926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.clast_img read more


first_imgJoan M. Davis, age 86, of Brookville, Indiana died early Tuesday morning June 30, 2020 at Hospice of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.Born September 23, 1933, in Fredericktown, Missouri she was the daughter of the late Felix J. & Rady M. (Blake) Ellis.  She was united in marriage to William R. Davis, and he preceded her in death on February 14, 1993.Joan was retired from the former Fayette Federal Savings Bank in Brookville, where she had worked for over 20 years.  In her leisure time she enjoyed her various card clubs, painting, golfing, traveling, and cherished time spent with her family.She was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Brookville; Tri Kappa Sorority for over 50 years, as well as the Daughters of the American Revolution.Survivors include two sons, Mark A. (Rhonda) Davis of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Daniel R. (Anne) Davis of Oakwood, Ohio; five grandchildren, Danielle Naugle, Claire Davis, Stephen Davis, Ryan Broshear and Brandon Broshear; five great-grandchildren; four sisters, Sue (John) Linkel of Maine, Drusilla (Dotta) Masters of Metamora, Indiana, Janet S. Geis of Brookville, Indiana, and Mary (Herbie) Thomas of Albany, Indiana; three brothers, William M. (Brenda) Ellis of Brookville, Indiana, David R. (Phyllis) Ellis of Charlottesville, Indiana, and Richard J. (Barbara) Ellis of Brookville, Indiana as well as many nieces, nephews & friends; especially her dear friend and caretaker Joetta Stamper-Johnson.In addition to her parents and husband, William, she was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Umfleet.Rev. Vincent Lampert, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, will officiate the Private Graveside Services for the family at Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.  The family will hold a public celebration of life at a future date.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Brookville Foundation or the D.A.R.The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to once again serve the Davis family, everyone is encouraged to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family via www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more


first_imgPresident Trump has cancelled the June summit of the G-7 nations at Camp David due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Instead, the leaders will meet via video conference.The move follows the guidelines about social distancing for combating the virus’ spread.Trump’s top economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, told the President’s G-7 counterparts about the change, according to White House spokesman Judd Deere.The video conferences will be held in April and May. The leaders took part in a video conference earlier this week, as the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the United States and abroad.The G-7 consists of the United States, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany. Italy is among the nations that have been hardest-hit by the coronavirus. In addition, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife has tested positive for the illness, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated earlier this month that up to 70 percent of Germans could have the illness.last_img read more


first_img(REUTERS) – Manchester United survived a tense finale to beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1 at the Hawthorns on Sunday and close to within 11 points of Premier League leaders Manchester City.United’s former West Brom striker Romelu Lukaku scored his 15th goal of the season in the 27th minute by heading home Marcus Rashford’s left-wing cross.Midfielder Jesse Lingard doubled the lead with a deflected shot from the edge of the penalty area eight minutes later.United appeared to be on course for a comfortable win, but West Brom set up a nervous finish for Jose Mourinho’s side when substitute Gareth Barry poked home from close range following a corner in the 77th minute.United hung on, however, to restore their three-point advantage over third-placed Chelsea. West Brom have now gone 16 league matches without a win and remained second bottom, two points from safety.“I think we deserved the win,” Mourinho told Sky Sports. “We were the best team. We controlled the game for a long, long time.”United spurned opportunities to kill the game off when Rashford slashed a right-footed shot wide in the 57th minute and Lingard fired straight at West Brom goalkeeper Ben Foster.They then switched off at a set-piece to allow Barry to score and were lucky not to concede an equaliser when Jay Rodriguez headed wide from point-blank range with five minutes remaining.We had a few chances to kill the game but I knew they would react,” Mourinho added. “The intensity in the first half maybe we didn’t have in the second half.”West Brom manager Alan Pardew, who was appointed last month after Tony Pulis was sacked, made one change to the side who drew 0-0 against Liverpool on Wednesday.”The team I picked, in hindsight, was not the right team,“ Pardew said. ”I should have put some fresh legs in there, but they did so well at Liverpool that, I’m a new manager, I wanted to show some faith in those players.“But I should have maybe made two or three changes. We looked leggy.”last_img read more


first_imgThe Latest: Atlanta Falcons send out ticketing plan to fans The ITF also announced its COVID-19 protocols for its tournaments and players.That includes telling participants they shouldn’t travel to tournaments if they tested positive for the virus within seven days or were exposed to anyone with the virus or its symptoms within 14 days.___The PGA Tour Series-China season has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The China-based tour’s executive director says attempts to move the qualifying tournaments to other sites in Asia were not practical and restricted access into mainland China made it too difficult to stage tournaments in 2020. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Atlanta Falcons have told season ticket holders that the team plans to have as many as 10,000 to 20,000 fans at home games this season. Kansas City Royals outfielder Hunter Dozier has tested positive for COVID-19 and been placed on the injured list before the club played its final exhibition game against the Cardinals in St. Louis.The 28-year-old is coming off a breakthrough season in which he hit 26 homers with 84 RBIs and tying for the American League lead in triples. He is expected to play a big role for the Royals during their abbreviated 60-game season, which begins against the Indians on Friday night in Cleveland.Dozier said in a statement that he had been feeling “a couple of symptoms that go with the virus” and is now following the medical team’s direction by quarantining. He will need to test negative twice before returning to the club.The Royals still have catcher Cam Gallagher, first baseman Ryan O’Hearn, catching prospect Nick Dini and relief pitcher Daniel Tillo on the injured list with COVID-19. All-Star catcher Salvador Pérez, starters Brad Keller and Jakob Junis, and third baseman Matt Reynolds tested positive but have been cleared to return.___ July 22, 2020 Boxing and mixed martial arts competition may resume in California after the state athletic commission approved new safety regulations for the coronavirus pandemic.The commission will require a “quarantine bubble” around participants in every event, including referees and judges. The events also must be held without fans.Golden Boy plans to stage a boxing show Friday night in Indio as the first event since the end of the combat sports suspension. Vergil Ortiz Jr. (15-0, 15 KOs) will defend his minor welterweight title against Samuel Vargas (31-5-2, 14 KOs) in the main event.___Former Chelsea player Dan Petrescu has tested positive for the coronavirus and has been taken to the hospital. Basel will finish its season and then resume in the Europa League on Aug. 6. The club will then play in the Swiss Cup semifinals.___The International Tennis Federation plans to resume its lower-level World Tennis Tour the week of Aug. 17 and its junior and beach tennis tours two weeks later when the U.S. Open is scheduled to begin.All ITF tours have been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.The governing body says it has not decided on return dates for the senior or wheelchair tours but neither will have tournaments take place before Aug. 31. Associated Press Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook is set to practice with the team for the first time since revealing that he tested positive for the coronavirus.Westbrook did not travel with the Rockets on July 9 when they flew to Florida for the NBA’s restart. The nine-time All-Star revealed on social media that he had tested positive for the virus on July 14 and he did not arrive in Florida until Monday.Westbrook had to quarantine upon his arrival at Disney but was cleared to join the Rockets for their practice on Wednesday.He said his only symptom was a stuffy nose and that he’s feeling great now and ready to get to work with the Rockets, who open the season July 31 against Dallas.Westbrook, who wore a mask as he spoke to the media despite being inside the NBA bubble, urged people not take the coronavirus lightly and to wear a mask. “I’m not a doctor nor a specialist, but I do know that it’s definitely something to take very seriously,” he said. “To understand that wearing a mask can be between life or death honestly … there are people dying from this virus each and every day and it’s something that we all need to take very, very seriously.”___Swiss soccer club Basel says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus but its league game against St. Gallen will go ahead.Basel says the unidentified player has been in isolation on the advice of public health officials. The rest of the squad tested negative and will not go into quarantine.Basel is the third of the 10 Swiss clubs to have at least one player test positive since the league restarted last month. Greg Carlson says “staging a tour based in China with players from five different continents is just not feasible at this time.”The tour is owned by the PGA Tour and operates in partnership with the Chinese Golf Association. It started in 2014 and is open to all nationalities and attracts players mainly from Asia and the Pacific Rim.Players who earned membership following the 2019 season will maintain their PGA Tour Series-China status in 2021.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports He will remain hospitalized for at least 48 hours.Petrescu currently coaches Romanian club CFR Cluj. Fourteen staff members and players at the club have tested positive in recent days. Three of those have since tested negative but will remain under observation.Clubs are considering suspending the Romanian league as the country registers a growing number of virus infections. There were 1,030 new cases in the last 24 hours. That is the highest amount since the pandemic reached Romania in February.Petrescu played at Chelsea for five years from 1995-2000.___ The Falcons said in Wednesday’s email the reduced capacity meets local requirements as well as the social distancing guidelines set by the NFL and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Season ticket holders who are current on their payments will be asked to rank the first four home games they’d like to attend, if any.The team says plans could be affected by changes in the coronavirus pandemic. Barring changes, the team plans to send a second survey in October for the final four home games.All fans must wear face masks.___last_img read more


first_imgFollowing a difficult home stand in which the Wisconsin men’s soccer team went 0-3, the Badgers now head to Ann Arbor, Michigan, for a Big Ten battle against the Michigan Wolverines.The Wolverines (5-2-1 overall, 2-0-1 Big Ten) are coming off back-to-back road wins at Oakland and Penn State, claiming 4-1 and 2-0 wins respectively. In Michigan’s last three games overall, they’ve scored nine goals while only conceding one. In comparison, Wisconsin has scored three and conceded nine in the same time span.The Badgers (2-7-0, 1-1-0) have been a much better road team this season, and they’re looking to pick up their second consecutive Big Ten road win following their double-overtime thriller against Rutgers.Sophomore midfielder Mike Catalano remains sidelined for the Badgers, so players like Alex Masbruch and Brian Hail will have to continue to fill the void left by Catalano’s absence.Kickoff is 1 p.m. Saturday at Michigan.Wisconsin’s key to victory: Start the game with energyUW tallied two goals in the first 20 minutes in their match against UW-Green Bay, but their energy levels tapered off for the rest of the match. In the previous game, the Badgers were shell-shocked by two early goals from Maryland. If Wisconsin wants to claim a win against a staunch Michigan team, they’re going to have to play with high energy for the entire 90 minutes.Michigan Player to Watch: Francis AtuaheneThe freshman midfielder has started his Wolverine career in a tremendous fashion. Francis Atuahene, a Ghana native, earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 25. He leads Michigan in goals (six), points (15) and assists (three). The Badgers should expect to have their hands full with the young Wolverines’ offensive threat.last_img read more


first_imgShare StumbleUpon Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submit Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 David Lampitt, Managing Director of Group Operations at Sportradar, described the Independent Review Panel (IRP) proposals for lower level tennis as “archaic”, adding that it is “counter-intuitive to think that adopting a prohibition style is going to enhance the integrity of the sport”.Speaking at last month’s Betting on Sports conference at Olympia London, Lampitt was asked about the possible curtailment of live data supply to bookmakers for the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) $15k and $25k Pro Circuit events.He challenged: “In order for that (restriction) to somehow be effective, you would basically have to have a complete blackout on any data relating to any of those tournaments and matches. So, if you’re a tournament organiser or looking for sponsors, how do you generate interest when you’re not even allowed to score the tournament live?”A month on, and Sportradar has now delivered an official response to the IRP, in which it supports most of the panel’s recommendations, but questions staking the reputation of the sport on the uncertain ‘guess’ that this curtailment of data would deliver integrity benefits. The response also promotes a “tennis-wide approach to restricting data distribution, targeting specific matches with an elevated risk of corrupt activity based on a consistent and analysis-led evaluation” – something that Sportradar is already doing as part of its integrity partnership with the ITF.“If the recommendations remain unchanged, they would push the betting market underground where the integrity issues would be out of sight,” writes Lampitt. “This may give the veneer of improving the situation, but would not deal with the underlying issues. These must not be brushed under the carpet.”Sportradar, who has worked with the ITF since 2012, now provides over 200 clients with data direct from the umpire’s chair. In fact, one of the frustrations expressed in Sportradar’s response is that the panel has misjudged the demand for ITF level content prior to this data deal.An extract from the report reads: “The Panel’s misjudgement of the market is also reflected by the fact that Sportradar had approximately 50 individual deals with Pro Circuit tournaments at that time. In addition, Sportradar is aware of several examples of agreements with other data providers that existed prior to the ITF-Sportradar deal. “This led to a number of instances during 2012 where the ITF rejected access for Sportradar to cover certain tournaments because of pre-existing agreements between the tournament organizers and other data companies. Clearly there was already a developed and further-developing market for tennis at this level that went beyond the coverage provided by Sportradar.”It was acknowledged during the Betting on Sports panel that, over the subsequent six-year period, Sportradar had impressed on ITF umpires the need for speed, quality control and a low error rate, which according to Pinnacle Trading Director Marco Blume, has reversed a “previous laissez faire attitude to typing the score on the pad”.This crackdown was highlighted earlier this month, as three chair umpires were banned for life from officiating at or attending any professional tennis events after admitting to manipulating the input of scores on to the official scoring system during ITF Futures tournaments held in 2017.Meanwhile, just last week Sportradar’s integrity services formally supported the sanctions brought upon Ukrainian twin brothers Gleb and Vadim Alekseenko, who were both banned for life and fined $250,000 after being found guilty of multiple match-fixing offences at ITF Futures tournaments played in Romania, Russia, Germany and Turkey between June 2015 and January 2016.Lampitt stressed that interest in betting on tennis, for live matches at all levels of the sport, dictates the need for collaboration – something brought into focus once more by the Sportradar suggestion to create a new body made up of representatives from tennis, betting operators and sports data companies, to ensure a more concerted and collective approach to fighting corruption.Speaking at the event, he explained: “The reality is that there’s a very significant interest in betting on tennis. We commissioned H2 to do some independent research on the market, which showed that the online betting market for tennis has grown from roughly 3% of the global betting market eight years ago to almost 10% now – a figure that might vary slightly from operator to operator, or region to region.“From our managed trading service, we see more than 80%, sometimes 90% of the market in the live environment, which is the nature of the sport. It lends itself to that relatively nicely timed turnover of events that are betable, are interesting and that can go either way.”Blume added: “Let’s just end the idea that betting causes corruption. Corruption exists without betting. It is just a vehicle that corruption is using. We as a betting provider, we don’t want corruption – we want fair matches, so our clients don’t feel cheated about the match. Most punters are recreational punters – there is no recreation in watching a fixed match.”However, Blume did acknowledge that the challenge system presents an ongoing issue to the integrity of the sport, particularly when combined with ‘court siding’, where someone attends a sporting event with an intent to gain a betting advantage ahead of the televised, streaming or scoring delay.“One big problem that persists is challenges,” said Blume, “simply because the umpire cannot enter the score because he/she might have to go down, point out the ball – the problem is throwaway challenges when everyone knows the outcome because the player basically has a free challenge. “From a betting perspective, that’s very dangerous, and there is no good way around that. The umpire basically has to signal that there is a challenge coming and suspend the market – there’s quite a lot going on when it comes to challenges. They are very tricky, just like the VAR in football.”Responding to a panel question on the delay of data transfer, or latency, Lampitt admitted that it is an “ongoing challenge” for tennis, but expressed confidence in Sportradar’s ability to combat this issue. “I can only speak for the data feeds we provide,” said Lampitt, in response to Betting on Sports panel moderator Chris Duncan – a co-founder of Betsson. “If the data feeds are not fast enough, we’re not delivering a service to over 200 bookmakers. Speed is obviously very important, but it’s about quality and the quality control that goes with it.He explained: “Audio monitoring is just one of the many quality controls employed to make sure that the scoring is in sync, that it’s done fast, and that there isn’t a disconnect between the score that’s being announced on the court and the one that’s being put through the scoring system.”Sportradar’s response to the IRP report has recommended increasing the amount of AV streaming coverage, wherever possible, which would provide greater oversight, scrutiny and availability of evidence – helping to stamp out data-driven misconduct directed through umpires or players.Another member of this Betting on Sports panel provided a fitting conclusion to support Lampitt’s stance. Neil Roarty, Head of Betting Publishing at Catena Media, said: “A recent integrity study placed darts as the most transparent sport. Every single darts tournament is sponsored by a betting company, so presumably working with the operators isn’t ruining the public perception of the sport.”last_img read more


first_imgGoal scorers included Kaliana Forte, Maddy Hopkins, Lennox Lockhurst and Cayenne Caney. Keeper Faith Stefiuk was outstanding in goal, conceded only one marker throughout the entire tournament.”It was a true team effort, everyone did their part,” said coach Heath Lockhurst.”They executed our game plan perfectly. The girls pushed through injuries and kept their composure when the pressure was on.”The squad now turns its attention to the indoor season to prepare for the 2018 campaign which begins early next year. The Nelson Selects concluded the 2017 Rep Soccer season with a gold medal performance at the Eye of the Storm Girl’s Youth Soccer Tournament in Castlegar.The Selects won the Girl’s U14-15 Division undefeated at 2-0-2 against Vernon United, Columbia Valley, and both KSYSA U14 and KSYSA U15.last_img read more


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Please contact the form owner to correct this issue.Please check the field: 10A FOOTBALL-mad four-year-old battling cancer has netted a  message from Harry Kane after beating coronavirus.Little Archie Wilks caught the killer infection during treatment for the rare childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates10 Little Archie Wilkes, who is battling cancer, received a message from his hero Harry Kane after beating coronavirusCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut England skipper and Tottenham ace Kane has congratulated the buzzing youngster on his Covid-19 recovery.The 26-year-old striker told the Spurs fan in a recorded message played on ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “Hi, Archie. Great to hear you’re feeling better and on the mend.“You’re a strong boy. Just keep listening to the doctors, nurses and your parents.“I hear you and your twin brother Henry love to play football, so keep playing in the garden, stay at home and, yeah, I wish you all the best.”10 England skipper and Tottenham ace Kane sent a video congratulating Archie on his Covid-19 recoveryArchie, wearing his treasured Spurs shirt, sat alongside parents Simon, 31, and Harriet, 30, plus Henry during a live video link to the programme.And he beamed with delight as Kane’s message was shown.The family, from Saffron Walden, Essex, told how they feared for Archie when he needed oxygen after developing a fever in hospital during chemotherapy and immunotherapy.But they paid tribute to the doctors and nurses at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge who “kept on top of it and got him as fit as possible”.The lad was able to return home at the start of April.10 Archie Wilkes, with parents Simon and twin Henry, on ITVArchie was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in January last year after becoming so ill he could not stand up.Two tumours were found around his kidney and spine — and the disease had spread to other areas, including his bones and bone marrow.An appeal to enable Archie to take part in a vaccine trial in the US, which could reduce the chance of the cancer returning once he is in remission, has already raised more than £186,000.Dad Simon said 50 per cent of children successfully treated for neuroblastoma will relapse. Of those who do, 90 per cent will not survive.But he explained that the vaccine treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York “will look to reduce the chance of that happening and it will allow us all to know we have done everything possible to give our Archie the best chance at life”.1010Meanwhile, the family of three-year-old cancer patient Brodie Halliday were able to join him to mark the end of his radiotherapy — despite the coronavirus restrictions.The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, in the Wirral on Merseyside, made it possible by moving its bell used to mark the completion of treatment.Brodie, from Fountainhall in the Scottish Borders, went through 35 rounds of radiotherapy after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour last July.But  restrictions allow just one visitor at the hospital per patient.10 The family, from Saffron Walden, Essex, told how they feared for Archie when he needed oxygen after developing a fever in hospital during chemotherapyCredit: PA:Press AssociationThat meant his father Jamie, 42, and seven-year-old sister Indiana thought they might not be with him to share in the treatment milestone.But staff unscrewed the bell and set it up outside the hospital, meaning they were able to join Brodie, his mum Kirstie, 35, plus his medical team and fellow patients to celebrate.Mrs Halliday said: “They have gone above and beyond for Brodie, we are really grateful.”Paediatric radiographer Sarah Stead said: “We weren’t going to let the coronavirus ruin Brodie’s big moment to ring the bell in front of his family.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappeal“The team and I made sure Brodie could safely have his celebratory moment. He had quite a socially distant crowd.”Yesterday, Agnes House care facility at Wyggeston’s Hospital in Leicester issued a plea for cards to help celebrate the 107th birthday of resident Margaret Ellmore. The centenarian’s party, due on May 1, has had to be cancelled because of coronavirus.Staff hope to be able to reach 107 birthday wishes for Margaret, a great-grandmother of nine and a grandmother of four.10 Harry told the Spurs fan in a recorded message: ‘Hi, Archie. Great to hear you’re feeling better and on the mend’Credit: PA:Press AssociationMOST READ IN SPORTTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNick Phillips, chief executive of The Almshouse Association, said: “Margaret is an inspiration, who will celebrate her birthday with great humour despite plans being much reduced.“She also shows that in almshouses round the country, great little communities exist where people look out for each other.The Almshouse Association represents more than 1,600 charities around Britain with 35,000 residents. To donate to the fund for Archie Wilks treatment, visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/archiesjourney.Join our George Cross campaign for NHS staffSUN readers are today urged to sign a petition calling for our NHS staff to be awarded the George Cross.Yesterday, we backed a proposal by Lord Ashcroft to honour our health heroes with the gallantry gong given for acts of bravery that did not take place in battle.A No10 spokesman said: “The NHS is doing a fantastic job and the nation will want to find a way to say thank you when we have defeated this virus.”SAS hero Andy McNab added: “The award of a George Cross would show an emotional appreciation.”We are asking readers to sign the petition online at thesun.co.uk/georgecrossfornhs. Enter your save and resume password Support the George cross for the NHS campaign First Name* Email* Previous← Next→ Last Name* Cancel 10 Archie was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in January last year after becoming so ill he could not stand upCredit: PA:Press Association10CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Incredible moment woman with Down Syndrome is clapped by medics as she leaves hospital after beating coronavirus Name* Confirmlast_img read more